Rawlings School of Divinity


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Claudia Dempsey


Bibilical Mentoring, Equipping Women, Ministry Strategy


Christianity | Religion


Female leaders serving in strategic mentoring roles are critical to the work of equipping women to serve in local churches and para-churches. As demonstrated through scripture in Titus 2:3–5, women in positions of influential leadership have vast opportunities to prepare younger generations of women through strategic mentoring efforts. This study analyzes the significance of the mentoring process utilized by Hope for All Nations Ministries International (HFANMI) to equip women in their efforts to impact the nation of Zimbabwe. The goal for this project was to develop women leaders who were able to walk in freedom, experience God, grow in their faith, and be able to replicate these things with others. The methodology of this study included questionnaires for women who have mentored others, for women who have been mentored, and for women who have not been mentored in established churches in Zimbabwe and in HFANMI, the researcher’s para-church organization. The researcher examined women’s roles in ministry throughout church history and well as and biblical historical mentorship roles. The research findings were used for the development of a training and mentoring manual. This research will bring awareness to the older women in the church of the need to follow the mandate of Titus 2:3–5, which challenges them to teach the younger generation of women.

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